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Arts & Entertainment - August 29, 2012

Calendar

Art Galleries

Memorial Church Tour Located in the Main Quad, a few minutes' walk from the center, the Stanford Memorial Church is the physical heart of the campus, replete with stained glass windows, mosaics, and stone carvings. Fridays at 2 p.m., rain or shine. Cantor Arts Center, Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu/visit/public_tours.html

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden Tour Created on-site at Stanford by artists from Papua New Guinea, the garden contains wood and stone carvings of people, animals, and magical beings that illustrate clan stories and creation myths. Third Sundays of the Month, 2 p.m., rain or shine. Meet on the corner of Santa Teresa and Lomita Drive. Cantor Arts Center, Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu/visit/public_tours.html

Classes/Workshops

Pen and Ink Pen-and-ink techniques are taught through a curriculum of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Studies begin with a historical overview of pen and ink followed by a demonstration of the basic techniques and creation of a tone scale with stippling technique and line drawing. Sept. 6-8, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $300 - $360. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Call 650-364-8300 ext.233. www.filoli.org

Clubs/Meetings

Model Railroad Club Open House The West Bay Model Railroad Association holds monthly open houses the fourth Wednesday of every month, and the club is currently seeking new members who are interested in model railroading, regardless of their skill level in the hobby. Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m. Free. West Bay Model Railroad Association, 1090 Merrill St., Menlo Park. Call 650-322-0685. wbmrra.ning.com

Exhibits

'Playing Grown-Up: Toys from the Harry P. Costa Collection' This exhibition will explore toys from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s that allowed children to mimic the activities of adults. Toys will include an antique pedal fire truck and airplane, Tonka work trucks, and an electric 1929 Lionel Stove & Oven. Feb. 14-Dec. 31, Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, free for children 5 & under, free for association members. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-299-0104. www.historysmc.org

Sculpture from the Fisher Collection This exhibit features pieces by John Chamberlain, Sol LeWitt Claes Oldenburg and Martin Puryear, together with Carl Andre's Copper-Zinc Plain, a floor piece composed of 36 tiles; and John Chamberlain's Bijou, a large early work made of crushed automobiles and paint. Wed.-Sun.; Feb. 29-Oct. 13, 2013; open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Thursday until 8 p.m.). Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu

Stanford Art Spaces - Stanford University Paintings by Ben Alexy, watercolor, ink, and mixed media by Valerie P. Cohen & paintings by Kyungsoo Lee are on exhibit at the Paul G. Allen Art Spaces on the Stanford University Campus. From July 6 to Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Stanford Art Spaces, 420 Via Palou, Stanford. Call 650-725-3622. http://cis.stanford.edu/~marigros

Family and Kids

Portola Valley Library preschool storytime Preschool children listen and learn with stories, songs, and rhymes. For preschoolers ages 3-5 years old. Sept. 5, 11-11:30 a.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org

Portola Valley Library Preschool Storytime Preschool children listen and learn with stories, songs, and rhymes. For preschoolers ages 3-5 years old. August 1-29, 11-11:30 a.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org

Portola Valley Library Toddler Storytime Designed for children 18 months to 3 years old, toddler storytime features songs, stories and movement activities to encourage children to listen and read. August 7-28, 10:30-11 a.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org

Portola Valley Library toddler storytime Designed for children 18 months to 3 years old, toddler storytime features songs, stories and movement activities to encourage children to listen and read. Sept. 4, 10:30-11 a.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org

Thursday Afternoon Preschool Class A class to help children prepare for kindergarten. Open to children who turn 4 on or before Nov. 1, and to currently enrolled kindergarten students. Aug. 30-June 6, 1-4 p.m. Kirk House Preschool, 1148 Johnson St., Menlo Park. mppc.org/kirkhousepreschool

Toddler dance party Attendees join Andrew Gomez for a time of singing and dancing fun. For ages 18 months to age 5. Sept. 4, 10:30-11 a.m. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. www.smcl.org

Film

Movies on the Square - Citizen Kane Based on the life of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst, this drama traces the rise of publishing mogul Charles Foster Kane from humble beginnings to riches and accolades beyond belief. Aug. 30, 8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/movies.html

Family movie night Atherton Library presents "The Secret World of Arrietty" for family movie night. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 31, 7-8:30 p.m. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

Live Music

Maurice Tani: 77 El Deora A wry to romantic American songwriter comes to Redwood City on Aug. 30, 8-10 p.m. $10 online/$14 at the door. Angelica's Bell Theatre & Bistro, 863 Main St., Redwood City. www.77eldeora.com

Special Events

49th Kings Mountain Art Fair Kings Mountain Art Fair features 138 juried artists, 30 local artists, local beer and wine, children's activities, pancake breakfast (8a.m.-10:30a.m.), and lunch, in a redwood forest setting. Sept. 1-3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kings Mountain Firehouse, 13889 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. kingsmountainartfair.org

Talks/Authors

Global food security in the 21st century USGS research geographer Prasad Thenkabail speaks on the the increasing need for food production, cropland areas and agricultural water. Remote-sensing from space will provide crucial data for policy development affecting croplands and their water use. August 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Free U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-329-5000. online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar

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